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Farmopolis: Putting the Green in Greenwich

 The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a key date in London’s horticultural and social calendar, but have you ever wondered what happens to all the flowers after? Are they planted somewhere else? Or are they left to wither, each petal dropping off, one by one…a little flower graveyard? Well banish that thought because launching this weekend on the Jetty at Greenwich Peninsula is Farmopolis, a floating garden which has saved and rehomed tens of thousands of plants from the flower show. Created by Secret Productions (the co-founders of Wilderness Festival) and Wayward (the UK’s leading art-design-farm practice), the new garden will […]

Openings & Launches

Poppie’s Soho Opens

You can’t beat classic fish and chips. It’s just one of those things. Sure, you can change up the way you cook the fish, make the chips into fries or some healthier alternative, but will it ever rival proper British fish and chips? No it won’t and that is just a universal truth.* If you appreciate proper fish and chips then chances are you’ve heard of Poppie’s, they’ve got shops in Camden and Spitalfields and now they are opening a third shop. Founder, Pat ‘Pop’ Newland got into the business when he was just 11 in the 1950s. He then […]

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What To Do This Weekend: 22nd-24th July

The weekend is finally upon us and it’s about time to solidify your plans. After all, summer weekends are not to be wasted! We’ve searched far and wide to find the best things to fill your precious 48 hours and bring you the top ones here. Glide down a 100 metre water slide, gorge on some Greek food and arrange your own bouquet – all after climbing aboard a bus serving gin-infused cocktails to get there. You better get going! 

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The Little Yellow Door’s Emoji Only Menu

Just when you thought the millennials had outdone themselves with the return of the beloved 90s franchise, Pokemon, in the form of Pokemon Go, we discovered something that will trump it: an Emoji Only Menu. The culprits behind it, The Little Yellow Door, will transform the appearance of their regular menu to read only in emojis, and the best part is you can order via Whatsapp directly to the kitchen – all in the universal language of emoji. The menu will offer two courses like buffalo wings with crudities and blue cheese dip; seared steak roll with truffle mayo, caramelised […]

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All aboard the Hendrick’s Gin bus

Using public transport is a dreary affair at best, with over-crowding; strange smells and the inability to find a safe staring spot that means you never need to make eye contact. These woes are about to temporarily vanish though with the unveiling of Hendrick’s Extraordinary Roving Bus for Exceptionally Refined Travel (H.E.R.B.E.R.T.). Because they are taking something we don’t like (sweaty buses) and joining it with some thing we all love, gin.  H.E.R.B.E.R.T is a giant cucumber-looking, double decker bus offering bus passengers the chance to enjoy the perfect Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic with a slice of cucumber, gin cocktails […]

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Tabun Kitchen Opens

The ‘tabun’ oven has been on the streets of Jerusalem since pre-Biblical times and yet it has only reached the streets of London this week…we have some catching up to do. Opening in Soho, Tabun Kitchen will use founder, Hanan Kattan’s, family recipes to bring authentic, quick and affordable Middle Eastern dishes. Having grown up in a Palestinian family in Jordan, Hanan knows all about the importance of home-cooked food and good hospitality and will be bringing that to Berwick Street.  The menu leads with wraps that are made from high protein flour making them easy to digest and light […]

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11 New Brunches Not To Be Missed

The word ‘brunch’ supposedly originated in Britain in the late 19th century as an alternative to the heavy Sunday lunch but all we really need to know is that in the past few years a renaissance has definitely occurred. What better opportunity for a debrief of the previous night than over plates of granola, waffles and eggs? The brunch trend shows no signs of slowing down so embrace the brand new wave of brunches and branch away from your usual haunt to try Southern fried chicken, bottomless espresso martinis, hotdogs and hiphop…

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Source and Select Your Own Menu at Sanderson

During a stay at a five star hotel it goes without saying that you can get pretty much anything you want/need/desire with a single call to reception. Fresh towels? Absolutely. Breakfast in bed? Easy. But as your requests appear in your room you barely give a thought to the people behind the scenes who have made it happen. We’re not talking about the staff who wash the towels, we’re talking about the farmer who grew the spinach in your green juice and the fisherman who caught your salmon. Sanderson have a new Origins Package which gives producers and farmers the […]

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Squirrel: Nuts About Health

Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling (Cahoots, Bunga Bunga, Bart’s, Mr Fogg’s Tavern et al) are back and this time they are joined by their wives marketeer, Anneke Gilkes and nutritional therapist, Zoe Stirling to bring an all-day fast, casual healthy eating South Kensington joint called Squirrel. Known for fully embracing their themes (this is no half -hearted effort) Squirrel will feature a tree lined walkway, a twenty-one foot long fallen oak tree will make up the service counter, lights will be housed in hanging acorns, you’ll eat from acorn vessels and sit in timber clad tree-houses at large picnic style […]

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Cockails on the Roof at Ham Yard Hotel

There are several things that Italians just do better than the rest of us. The obvious ones of course being the likes of pizza, pasta and sports cars. Even more so do the Italians also know how to make the most of their leisure time. As Londoners, we far too often are constantly rushing from one place to the next that even when we do have a spare moment to relax we find it borderline impossible. However, Ham Yard Hotel is gathering inspiration from our Italian friends and giving even us city slickers the opportunity to enjoy some much overdo R&R.  Ham Yard […]

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Last Chance to Attend: Tomorrow’s Handbook Reader Event ‘Eat Yourself Younger’

We are hosting our first readers event at Sanderson tomorrow (Wednesday 13th July) at 6.30pm for a 7pm start with Elizabeth Peyton Jones, author of ‘Eat Yourself Young’ and a favourite amongst A-listers such as Thandie Newton and Joanna Lumley. Elizabeth will be discussing topics such as ‘the main foods which help encourage youthfulness and good health’ and ‘what supplements to take to reverse the signs of ageing’. We are putting together an amazing beauty box of healthy snacks and great beauty products which you will also get on the evening along with a copy of her book. Due to […]

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Italian Rooftop Pop-Up With Michelin-Starred Chefs

Rooftop takeovers have swept over the city; from west to east there’s barely a rooftop untouched by Pimm’s, Prosecco and Aperol Spritzes. The issues arise when trying to decide which pop-up is worthy of whiling away your precious Friday night. Perhaps one boasting Michelin-starred chefs can convince you? Enter Harvey Nichols with their Michelin Star Terrace Takeover. The month-long event will see resident ‘Live In Italian’ chefs take over the kitchens, celebrating the best of Italian cooking, each Tuesday in July. Ollie Dabbous of Fitzrovia fine dining restaurant, Dabbous, is kicking things off tonight (Tuesday 12th July) with an innovative […]

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